282 mm Scale, 49 mm Nut. Spruce Soundboard and Mahogany back and sides, Rosewood Fret board. All Original Bone Nut, New Bone Saddle, Original Tailpiece, Gears work perfect - no snagging, French Polish never touched up. This comes with its original leather case. Only two cracks in the back, that were cleated decades ago, as the photo shows.
This Bandurria was imported from Madrid into Montevideo, Uruguay 3 years after guitarists Agustin Barrios, Francisco Calleja and Julio J. Otermin performed a concert at the Carlos Trapani music store, located at 959 avenida de 18 de Julio, Montevideo. Carlos was the first music publisher for Agustin Barrios in 1921. Carlos was a mandolinist himself since 1890, he studied at the Instituto Verdi. In 1892 there was a performance by a Mandolin Quartet in a concert in the Teatro Cibils lead by Maestro Aguilar y Leal (Maestro Aguilar y Leal was the mandolin teacher at the Instituto Verdi.) with Carlos Trapani and 2 others-there is a photo of this theater at the bottom of this page. This has been documented in the rare magazine "Montevideo Musical", founded in 1885.
The most interesting fact of concerts being held at the Instituto Verdi is that on July 6th and July 8th of 1920 Agustin Barrios performed two concerts there to the thrilled audiences. Source of this information: Six Silver Moonbeams published in 1992 by Richard D. Stover.
All three of these guitarists are well documented in my book, as well as a photo of Carlos Trapani standing next to Miguel Llobet.: Annotations for the History of the Classical Guitar in Argentina 1822-2000, 4 Vols. Authors: Randy Osborne, Héctor García Martínez | Index by Jan J. de Kloe. This book can be ordered at the bottom of the homepage of this web site.